An Owerri High Court has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to reverse its decision on issuance of a certificate of return to Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha.
The Suit with NO HOW/596/2019 was filed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senatorial candidate for Imo West Hon Jones Onyeriri against the INEC.
The presiding Judge, Justice E.F. Njemanze, ordered that status quo be maintained in respect to the Imo west senatorial election until the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.
The motion on notice was adjourned to 5th of June 2019 for hearing.
INEC’s refusal to issue Okorocha a certificate of return followed a claim by the state’s Returning Officer that the governor was declared winner of the poll under duress.